Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Resistance Songs

Music stirs the soul in ways that little else does. So it's no surprise that songs have long played an integral role in movements of equality and social justice, from Civil Rights to Irish Republicanism to the I.W.W.

Every Tuesday I'd like to present to you whatever I can find from the world's active rebel music makers. Al Jazeera did a six-part documentary on this subject back in 2009, but it's since been made unavailable for viewing here in the U.S.

That's alright, 'cause we can still watch Greenville's own Rubrics playing "30 Cents an Hour is Slavery" down in Florida a couple years ago with their old drummer.